Convention: 2017

WHEREAS it is known that the cost of childcare expenses in some cities in Canada has risen three times faster than inflation, and

WHEREAS this has meant that some parents have ended up paying up to $1,000 a year more than they did two years ago;

WHEREAS the number of low-fee childcare spaces available in Quebec has increased dramatically between 1996 to 2016 from approximately 80,000 – 200,000 due to their childcare program, and

WHEREAS this affordability has noticeably increased the number of women, and young women who have returned to work in Quebec,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation engage the Federal and Provincial governments for affordable childcare program to increase the number of low-cost spaces at a cost of no more than $15 per day, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these spaces be universally created in across our country so that all provinces have a chance for safety and affordability in all cities throughout Canada, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these spaces be offered in safe government- regulated facilities for the wellbeing of our children and grandchildren.

Submitted by USCO